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Argosy University Online
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
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$1683 per class bearing 3 credit hours is STUPID! I cant believe I did that. Search local online colleges. I got transferred to SEMO and now save $938.25 per class. You could save $18765 for an associate's degree. SEMO is a great college so shop around and stay out of student loan debt!!!

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D.B.A. Program
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2012
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Like any other educational experience, you get out of the classes what you put into them. The only negative thing about the school is that they let many unqualified students enroll. These students waste everyone's time until they flunk out.

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Highly Satisfied With My Experience
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015
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I recently completed my doctorate degree through Argosy University's online program and it was a great experience. My academic adviser contacted me regularly and my interaction with my professors was better than expected. The Organizational Leadership curriculum at Argosy University was relevant and coincides with what I am being taught now in my professional military education. The resources provided by the school such as dissertation residency opportunities, webinars, digitized text books that save the student purchase costs, and the numerous online research programs afforded to students are invaluable. A testament to my review at Argosy University was my experience during the dissertation phase of my program, my chair provided me timely feedback and expertise that helped me overcome the challenge. What's more, Argosy University is also a Yellow Ribbon school which means that it covers any additional costs that exceed Post-9/11 G.I. Bill coverage. Overall, my experience was very enjoyable at Argosy University and I am a proud alumni.

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I complete Joke of an Education Establishment.
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
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This school is nothing more than a money grubbing farce. My education has been a joke. Even my admission process, which was minimal was in my eyes inadequate, took essentially two hours. I went in for information about their programs and left a student. It was easier than buying a car. The admissions staff wear headsets like they are telemarketers ready with rebuttals. Although I thought this odd, I admit it was nice to not have to jump through any hoops. I was suppose to write an essay so the admissions staff sat with me at a computer and told me what to write. I was suppose to have a formal interview but instead I just ended up on the phone talking with someone who was cooking at the same time. My professor who is also the head of the department has no experience or knowledge base of the program. It is a Forensics Program and he has a doctorate in business admin.Throughout my classes, of which he has essentially taught all, he has given little to no real feed back. The syllabus for the courses have almost always been cut and pasted with incorrect dates and information. Rarely has our assignment grades been posted in a timely manner if at all. Often, I have no idea how I've been doing in the class until I have my final grade posted. From the very beginning of the program, my degree process has been mixed. They have changed my courses required, the length of the courses, the degree paths that one can focus on, the requirements to graduate and eventually implemented a comprehensive exam to complete at the end which I feel minimally prepared for. I am currently in my seminar and will be graduated in April. I have wasted and exorbitant amount of money on a degree program that I was led to believe would lead to me being licensed. Which it will not.

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Frank - about 1 month ago

I think this review is a poor misrepresentation of the school and Forensic Psychology program. I happen to be in this program and have had nothing but a great experiences. Majority of my professors have PHDs and work in the psychology, mental health and law enforcement field. I feel confident that what I am learning is relevant and applicable in in the work place. I was never under the impression that I would be licensed once I completed the program. It was made very clear to me that those who were cleared by their respective state board of behavioral sciences are licensed individuals. Due to the program's small student body I understand that not all classes are available to me on campus. I have had to take a few online and others have been changed last minute. I am past the halfway point of the Forensic Psychology and have been informed about the competency exam and what to do to prepare for it.

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Brooks Norwood - about 1 month ago

Yes Madeline is correct I had the same experience. Please do not waste your time trying to complete the Forensic Psychology Program. You will fail it, the teachers will not prepare you for this exam. You get a mentor and what is the point of a mentor or seminar. When you have to focus on the Comp exam. Do not fall for there trick with MA Forensic Psychology program. It will be a complete waste of money. They need to revise this required comp exam especially when this program does not lead to licensure. Good with the test in April. You will receive 2 more chances in which if you fail. You do not get a degree.

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Graduation Year: 2018
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Argosy started off promising. The academic counselor was awesome and made sure I was understanding everything. I did notice that the students in my class couldn't spell and most of what they were posting was nothing to do with what was asked. Then my counselor left and that's when the ball dropped. I paid for micro office and the process to get it was ridiculous and after four classes I still never received it. Trying to get someone from financial to call me has been a nightmare. I have never been to online school before and was told I would spend about 20 hours a week on homework and reading. The amount of reading was way more then twenty hours and the assignment that followed was a waste of time. The posts are very hard to reply to because the other students had no idea what they were talking about and most I couldn't even understand. After my fourth class I decided I had enough. This online school says it has all these resources like tutoring but they don't. Also when I asked any of my professors questions about assignments they never responded. If they did which was twice, it was like a robot message. The introductory classes are such a waste of money and time. Please don't be fooled by there motivational speeches. They are what they are, for profit.

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Ali - 3 months ago

Don't be fooled by THERE motivational speeches???? Perhaps you should have hung in THERE a little while longer.

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Renee - about 1 month ago

I know someone who is a student at Argosy and I have seen them access the online library but not be able to go beyond the abstract of the article! I have also seen the quality of the work they submitted and I am appalled and shocked that the below college level work received a high grade.

In my opinion they are a for profit company that is not concerned with properly educating its student clientele but more concerned with keeping the customer happy and their employees paid.

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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2012
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This school is awesome , my advisor was such great help he lead me through the whole enrollment process. He is very motivational and has high hopes for his students , I have yet to start my online classes but by the looks of it I already love that the online classes provide tutoring and all other tools to help you become successful.

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Muke - about 1 month ago

So, you posted this review in 2014 and hadn't started classes yet, however, your graduation year was 2012...weird.

VETERANS BEWARE!
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Degree: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Graduation Year: 2017
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VERERANS BEWARE! This school, particularly S. A. and J. P. will not help you through the process. They're only concerned with the numbers. They both let my husband start without having the proper paperwork filled out. S. promised him grants if he started right away then stuck us with a 4000$ bill. The second class he was not even able to finish because S. and J. had not filled out the proper paperwork. However, they discontinued my husbands class AFTER the drop out date. Convenient? I think for them. Then they were less than helpful with payment options. Please stay away from this FOR PROFIT school. It's nothing but trouble. Proceed with caution.

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Argosy University online is the best educationa...
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Argosy University is an amazing school. The teachers are very helpful and understanding. I was honored to make president's list and recieve a certificate. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to move further in there education or career. 5 stars to this school.

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Colin Bush - 5 months ago

I'm currently a student in the Argosy MBA program, and I can tell you with firm conviction that the program is horrible. I just finished my 3rd class, and my experience thus far has been very dissatisfying. I'll tell you the pro's before the con's:

Pros: The online classroom is flexible, easy to use and convenient. I can complete my schoolwork at the times I choose, and as long as I stay on pace with the course modules on a weekly basis, I am able to get through the 5-week classes with little scheduling dilemmas. Also, the project based format requires you to build a pretty good understanding of the material.

Cons: The professors are either completely uninvolved, or they provide extremely unclear (or even worse, incomplete) instruction, then hold you to unfair standards in the grading process. I am 100% confident that the professors in my first 2 classes did not even view my projects. Rather, they relied on the automatic "turn-it-in" (turnitin.com) review to do all of the evaluation of my work. My 3rd professor, on the other hand, would refuse to grade my work unless it conformed to his formatting standard. This is understandable from a professor, and at first I was relieved that someone at Argosy was actually going to give me instruction. However, his standard for grading was very different than the instruction material he provided. This lead to much frustration, as he would return my work ungraded because it did not meet his standard, yet he did a horrible job in explaining what his standard was. I found myself guessing at what he was looking for. While completing the final elements of the class, I thought he might be providing vague instruction in order to get me to think critically about the assignments. I thought maybe I was just being a bad student, and that I need to take his unclear instruction and make the most of it. Alas, my final project was returned with a 160/300 (a failing grade). The professor said it was because I did not incorporate instruction that was provided in an email he sent to the whole class. I have scoured the course and my emails and this mysterious email is nowhere to be found.

In short, the theory behind the classroom modules at Argosy is solid enough, but the instruction is either non-existent or full of frustrating, bumbling shenanigans that I can only assume are intended to create a synthetic (and unnecessary) illusion of difficulty in order to justify the ego of an old-fashioned and unimportant professor's modality.

Also, the help that the local Salt Lake City campus offers is frustratingly limited as well. The staff at the Salt Lake City office seems uncoordinated and unwilling to budge from a mostly un-involved and un-supportive relationship with their students. After I raised as much of a commotion as possible, I have been given marginal, stunted and reserved support. In fact, my academic adviser seems to be afraid of me.

If you are looking for an institution that will assist you in learning, growing and succeeding (like you might expect from an institution of higher education), look elsewhere. If you want unnecessary stress, frustrating service and an uninspired education experience, Argosy is for you.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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My undergrad experience at Ashford was so wonderful, and then I arrived at Argosy. What a great big disappointment. The worst part about Argosy is the professors. They are all so obviously there to collect a part time job paycheck. They aren't friendly, helpful, or mentoring. One even sent out the entire class a bizarre rambling email that mentioned he was high on painkillers. LOL. Then, there are all the Argosy polices. Policies on top of policies. The one I found the most disgusting? That even if you're in the hospital they still charge you for the course you had to drop. There is no refund unless you file an appeal and that rate of success? Dismal. The school sucks. I won't be working on my doctorate there.

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Attend Argosy at your own risk
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Degree: Education, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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Argosy University is an awful institution. After working and consistently paying on my payment plan, Argosy still screwed me over. I was set to graduate during this commencement. I was e-mailed and told 2 weeks prior to the commencement that per their policy I still could not graduate. This institution is some cut and I would never recommend that you attend. If you do so, do not believe what they tell you about the experience you can expect because everything that they are saying is only to get you in there. I wish I had listened to my mother and attended Bowie State University. Do yourself a favor, do not attend this institution where no one keeps their word.

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